From: "Montreal History and Gazeteer to the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892

The subject of this sketch came from the Eastern Townships, where such a number of our Montreal men have hailed from,  He was a notary by profession, having been admitted to practice in 1850.  After five years of notarial work in the City, he was appointed Deputy Sheriff in.1855 by the late Sheriff Boston, which position he held to his death,  He was a man of retiring disposition, a good Churchman and one of the most constant attenders at the Diocesan Synod of Montreal, where he was held in much esteem, and where his work and notarial lore made him a valuable member in all things pertaining to the real estate of the Diocese.  He published a most useful book entitled,'' Hand Book for Sheriffs and Bailiffs of the Province of Quebec.''  He was also the author of other pamphlets.  Mr. Sanborn was a great musician, and gave a good deal of time to the Sol Fa system, and the systems which in his day were coming into vogue.  After an honorable career, a stainless life and a Christian course, he died universally lamented by both Bench and Bar and a, large circle of citizens.

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